100 new jobs
Rio Tinto kicks off Queensland recruitment drive
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Rio Tinto has launched a recruitment drive to employ more than 100 people to work on across its existing Andoom and East Weipa mines and the massive Greenfield Amrun project on Cape York Peninsula.
The recruitment program follows a key milestone for the Amrun project last month when the first of its industrial modules were moved into place.
According to Rio, they have positions for electrical and instrumentation technicians, operators, plant fitters and maintenance personnel, who will work on both the existing operations and the building of Amrun.
“We are excited to offer so many roles across our Weipa mines that will ultimately support our world-class operations,” Rio Tinto Weipa Operations general manager Daniel van der Westhuizen said.
“It’s an exciting time for our people, business and community with Amrun becoming a part of a strong and sustainable future for the region.
The Amrun project involves the construction of a bauxite mine and associated processing and port infrastructure, with a planned output of 22.8 million tonnes of Bauxite a year.
The new mine will replace falling production from the depleting East Weipa mine and increase annual bauxite exports from Cape York by around 10 million tonnes.
Production and shipping are expected to commence in the first half of 2019, ramping up to full production by 2020. The project’s design provides options for future expansion to 50 million tonnes a year.